Elisabeth Dutton, James McBain

Drama and Pedagogy in Medieval and Early Modern England

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This wide-ranging volume explores relationships between drama and pedagogy in the medieval and early modern periods, with contributions from an international ?eld of scholars including a number of leading authorities. Across the medieval and early modern periods, drama is seen to be a way of dissemi-nating theological and philosophical ideas. In medieval England, when literacy was low and the liturgy in Latin, drama translated and transformed spiritual truths, embodying them for a wider audience than could be reached by books alone. In Tudor England, humanist belief in the validity and potential of drama as a pedagogical tool informs the interlude, and examples of dramatized instruction abound on early modern stages. Academic drama is a particularly preg -nant locus for the exploration of drama and peda-gogy: universities and the Inns of Court trained some of the leading playwrights of the early theatre, but also supplied methods and materials that shaped professional playhouse compositions.
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This wide-ranging volume explores relationships between drama and pedagogy in the medieval and early modern periods, with contributions from an international field of scholars including a number of leading authorities. Across the medieval and early modern periods, drama is seen to be a way of disseminating theological and philosophical ideas. In medieval England, when literacy was low and the liturgy in Latin, drama translated and transformed spiritual truths, embodying them for a wider audience than could be reached by books alone. In Tudor England, humanist belief in the validity and potential of drama as a pedagogical tool informs the interlude, and examples of dramatized instruction abound on early modern stages. Academic drama is a particularly pregnant locus for the exploration of drama and pedagogy: universities and the Inns of Court trained some of the leading playwrights of the early theatre, but also supplied methods and materials that shaped professional playhouse compositions.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-6968-4
EAN 9783823369684
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 304
Format kartoniert
Höhe 225
Breite 150
Ausgabename 16968
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Herausgeber Elisabeth Dutton, James McBain
Erscheinungsdatum 28.10.2015
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage

„This collection’s strengths include careful research and convincing close readings of familiar and lesser-known texts. For scholars and teachers alike, particularly in its exploration of drama in varied instruction settings and its consideration of the influence of academic drama on the commercial theater, this collection offers worthwhile analysis that succeeds in expanding the current understanding of drama as/and pedagogy.“

Renaissance Quarterly LXX, 2 (2017) / 29.01.16